Andrea Star Reese is a photojournalist/documentary photographer based in New York. Formerly a free-lance videographer, Reese began her transition to still photography while filming a series of documentary short films in Indonesia from 2003 to 2007. A graduate of The International Center of Photography in 2008 Ms. Reese also holds both BFA and MFA degrees from California Institute of the Arts School of Film. Currently, Reese is one of eighty photographers included as part of REGENERATION2 TOMORROW’S PHOTOGRAPHERS TODAY.
In 2007, Ms.Reese started her work on THE URBAN CAVE, a project on long term unsheltered men and women living in makeshift housing in New York City. Recently her work was exhibited at Visa Pour L’Image 2010 in Perpignan France. Urban Cave was also exhibited as part of Images’10 in Vevey Switzerland, included in the traveling group show reGeneration2 under the Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland projected at Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia and exhibited at Le Scoop, Angers, France.
Photographs from THE URBAN CAVE have been published in Visura Magazine, Paris Match, Le Monde, Liberation, New York Times Lens Blog, Sunday Times Magazine, NPR, L’Itinerant, Images Magazine, Photo Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Vision Magazine, Alternatives Internationales, reGeneration2, and The Shift Book among other publications, books, web sites and blogs.
Andrea Star Reese is a 2010 fellow in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts.